The San Francisco 49ers have locked up an NFC wild card spot and their week 17 opponent, the Arizona Cardinals, are clinging to an opportunity to grab the other. Arizona takes one last gasp at the postseason when we watch 49ers vs Cardinals online free live streaming.
San Francisco (11-4) won last Monday Night in dramatic fashion over a Falcons team many expected to roll over a die. The Falcons had the lead in the third quarter, then got sloppy and gave it up, only to put on a furious comeback that came 10 yards away from defeating the 49ers until Matt Ryan threw an interception that was returned 90 yards for a touchdown. The win clinched a wild card spot for the 49ers and closed out Candlestick Park in style.
Though the 49ers have a postseason slot in hand, there is still a possibility that they could end up winning the NFC West. To do so they would have to beat the Cardinals on the road and then hope that the Rams can pull off one of the biggest upsets of the season and knock off the Seahawks in their own stadium, a rare feat that Arizona did last weekend to become the first team in two years to accomplish.
Colin Kaepernick and his 49ers even have a long shot to take the top seed and win home field advantage throughout the playoffs. That would require a win coupled with a Seattle and Carolina loss, neither of which are favored to happen. Watch Cardinals vs 49ers online streaming free live to see if the 49ers can win their twelfth straight and be responsible for dashing the Cardinals playoff hopes.
Arizona (10-5) would have been able to make the postseason with a win today had the 49ers not squeaked by the Falcons on Monday night. Instead the Cardinals need to beat San Francisco as well as the Saints losing at home to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, which is about as unlikely as happening as the Rams beating the Seahawks, especially since the Saints are trying to win their division over the Panthers.
Though the Cardinals upset the Seahawks on the road last week, the game shouldn’t have been as close as it was considering Carson Palmer threw four interceptions including a pair deep in Seattle territory to take at least a field goal off the board in both instances. Arizona’s defense was brilliant against the Seahawks so it will be interesting to see how they handle a similar speedy quarterback in Kaepernick today.
Today’s NFC West week 17 NFL football game with playoff implications between the San Francisco 49ers and Arizona Cardinals has a start time of 4:25pm EST / 1:25pm PST with kick-off shortly thereafter. Fox is the channel carrying the game so check those local listings in your town to find the Fox channel number to watch 49ers vs Cardinals in HD on TV.
Another option if no TV access is available is to watch 49ers vs Cardinals online live streaming here on DirecTV’s NFL Sunday Ticket Max program. Subscribers to NFL Sunday Ticket can watch 49ers vs Cardinals online streaming live the same way it is televised over the air on a phone, iPad or other gadget. You can still sign up at a prorated price to watch any week 17 football game on TV or streaming online. I predict the Cardinals upset the 49ers but ultimately fail to reach the postseason despite an 11-5 record.